Mara Barry Winter
Mara died peacefully at home on September 14, 2020. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Nita Faulkner Winter, Joseph Barry, and Hilda Rae Dalbey Barry; and uncle Joseph Barry, Jr. She is survived by her parents Alvin Joe Winter and Rae Ann Barry; grandfather Alvin Winter; aunts Vickie Love, Sherry Rohrig, Carol Barry, and Mary Ann Taylor; uncles Michael Barry, John Barry, James Barry, Robert Barry, Bill Rohrig, and Dan Taylor; cousins Scott, Katy, Brent, Jennifer R., Jennifer F., Ryan, Andrea, Claire, Travis, Monte, and Elaine; other relatives, and many friends.
Private family graveside service. Celebration of Life at a later date.
Memorials requested to Doctors Without Borders
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Mara Barry Winter
September 18, 2020
Mara is one of my most memorable students. From the first day I saw her in her adorable floppy hat, carrying her Lambchops, I was amazed by her intelligence. "Lambs" became a recurring theme for us. Each morning I would ask her, "How are the lambs today?" To which she would answer in a lilting voice, "Mrs. Snyder, the lambs are fine." Soon she initiated the greeting, "Mrs. Snyder the lambs are fine." I looked forward to seeing her every school morning. We sent stuffed lambs on trips (like Flat Stanley). Eventually, Mara outgrew the lambs but, fortunately for me, Mara did not outgrow our friendship. I am grateful to have had so many wonderful times and conversations together over the years. We used go to the bookstore and eat cheesecake. We'd spend hours looking through books and Mara would buy a bag full. She was the most voracious reader. How I will miss her kind, innocent spirit; I am a better person for knowing her. She made the world a better place.
September 17, 2020
What a wonderful angel you had in Mara. She was so sweet and bright. All of us that knew her loved her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and your family,. Love Laura